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  • 2012 Scion iQ - First Drive

    Scion has revealed that as much as 60 percent of Scion iQ buyers are new to Toyota, fulfilling Scion's brief of drawing in younger buyers. The figure is important for Toyota, as the hardest part of selling cars is often attracting buyers to the brand. With the cheap, entry-level iQ model in the Scion range, Toyota is hoping that buyers will move on to a Prius or FR-S sports car, and eventually on to a Lexus. “One of Scion’s main goals is to be a laboratory inside Toyota, a lab to attract new buyers,” explained Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion. According to Wards Auto...

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    Young? Trendy? Buy A 2012 Scion iQ, Get A PlayStation Vita

    Incentives are nothing new in the world of car buying. Discounts here, extended warranties there--we've all made use of them at some stage. When you're targeting a car exclusively at younger buyers, as Scion does, sometimes the incentives need to be a little more inventive. That's why it's giving...

  • Leviton Level 2 Electric Car Charging Station
    Toyota To Offer Leviton Charging Stations For Prius Plug-In

    Next year, Toyota will be launching a trio of plug-in vehicles - the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the 2012 Toyota RAV4EV and the 2012 Scion IQ. To coincide with that launch, Toyota has announced it will be selling a branded electric-car charging station, made by electronics manufacturing firm...

  • 2012 Scion iQ - First Drive
    2012 Scion iQ: Is 37 MPG Good Enough?

    The all-new 2012 Scion iQ minicar starts at around $16k and earns an EPA-rated 36 mpg city, 37 highway, for a Combined figure of 37 mpg.

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    2012 Scion iQ Pricing Starting At $15,995

    Only one engine will be offered on the 2012 Scion iQ at launch, a 1.3-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit rated at 90 horsepower and matched to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

  • 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype
    Toyota's Electric-Car Hat Trick: Three New EVs for 2012

    It’s official: next year Toyota will launch not one, but three plug-in vehicles in the year ahead. Announced at Toyota’s Annual National Dealer meeting in Las Vegas, the trio of vehicles will consist of one plug-in hybrid and two pure electric vehicles to the U.S. market by the end of...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Edition

    Every self-respecting spy need the latest gadgets to keep them safe, suave and sexy. But while James Bond would be nothing without the technological prowess of Q, his favorite brand of automobiles looks to be turning its attention towards its own electric wizardry in the form of the all-electric Aston Martin Cygnet EV. According to a report by British-based CAR Magazine, the luxury sports car automaker best known for its iconic sports coupes so familiar to fans of the James Bond movies is now well and truly into the development of an all-electric city car, the Aston Martin e-Cygnet. Based on...

  • 2011 Scion tC
    2011 Scion tC Coupe Scores Five Stars In Overall Crash Tests

    When looking for a sports coupe how many people think about safety? Okay, so that is a rhetorical question, but the reality is that sports cars aren’t necessarily thought of as the pillar of automotive safety. Scion is looking to prove otherwise, like they proved to the automotive world on...

  • 2011 Scion iQ
    2011 Scion iQ Minicar Sales Delayed Until This Summer

    If you're eagerly waiting for the first 2011 Scion iQ minicar to show up at your dealer, sit down and have a nice cup of tea. You're going to have wait a bit longer. Scion's parent, Toyota, is delaying the U.S. launch of the iQ, originally scheduled to happen by March of this year, to sometime this...

  • 2011 Scion iQ
    Consumers Clamor For Crossovers Leaving Small Cars On the Lot

    The North American International Auto Show or Detroit Auto Show has created a lot of buzz in the industry over the last week. We have seen the debuts of some neat cars like the Hyundai Veloster and heard some interesting announcements like the small car and electrification plan from The Ford Motor...

  • 2010 SEMA Show: The Squid Scion xB byThe Salty Dogs live photos
    Scion Keeps Its Custom Reputation With Squid Themed xB

    Back in August AllSmallCars.com went out to Las Vegas for a day of fun with the all-new 2011 Scion tC and for those who missed the article, it is a pretty nice ride. Well, imagine that if more news coming off the Vegas strip has Scion and now the 2011 Scion xB. For those of you plugged in to this...

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    2010 Toytoa Scion xB: The Ultimate Cab For Urban Cities?

    Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting downtown Chicago, specifically the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue for those not familiar with the windy city). Everyone has his or her preferred method of travel in Chicago, some rent cars, some take cabs and others brave the bus and train system. Now I...

  • 2010 Renault DeZir Concept

    Just two more days to go until the official media day at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. And even before that, there's a slew of announcements, reveals, receptions, parties, and other festivities, all focused around the first event on the global autumn auto-show calendar. Following our roundup of the new green production models unveiled in Paris, here's our list of green-car concepts. Paris will be heavy on all-electric concepts, on both four wheels and two. In fact, every single concept on which we have advance details uses a lithium-ion battery pack and nothing more to move the metal. There'll...

  • Screenshot of the Scion tC 'Take on the Machine' microsite
    2011 Scion tC Redesign Hopes To Attract More Young Male Buyers

    Recently, I went out to the Las Vegas strip to check out the new 2011 Scion tC. Actually, there were quite a few new tCs waiting for us, with each of them outfitted slightly differently. My first impression of the new 2011 Scion tC was that it seemed more aggressive and muscular. That is probably...

  • 2011 Honda CR-Z
    Driven Report: 2011 Scion tC Takes On Sin City

    Can The New tC Compete With The Honda Si?

  • 2011 Scion tC
    2011 Scion TC: Will You Search For ‘The Machine’

    Scion Takes A Crack At Enticing the Youth Market

  • Kia Pop Concept, to be shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show
    First Look: Kia Electric Pop Concept For Paris Motor Show

    The dog days of summer may still be with us, but automakers across the globe are gearing up for the big Paris Motor Show, which kicks off just six weeks hence. This morning, Kia released teaser images of an electric concept car they will unveil in Paris. It's the Kia Electric Pop, an all-electric...

  • 2011 Scion iQ
    2011 Scion iQ Minicar Coming to U.S. Next March

    Sales of the Smart ForTwo minicar plummeted after gasoline came back down from $4 a gallon, but Toyota's Scion brand is readying its own minicar for sale in the U.S. The latest word is that the 2011 Scion iQ will land at dealers in March. The Scion iQ was first unveiled as a concept car at the 2009...

  • 2010 Scion xD

    Some Say It Is a Sharper Version Of the Original xA

  • 2011 Scion iQ
    Friday Night Video: What Happens When a Toyota iQ and St. Bernard Meet?

    Proof That Small Cars Can Still Carry Large Loads

  • 2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis
    Green Car Roundup: Best & Worst of the 2010 New York Auto Show

    Well, it's done. The public are streaming in, and the two media preview days of the 2010 New York Auto Show are over. It wasn't a hugely significant show, but clearly the apocalyptic meltdown that automakers were experiencing last year has lifted. Sales are starting to come back, slowly, and while...

  • 2011 Scion iQ
    Scion Brings iQ Minicar To 2010 New York Auto Show

    Looking For Something Smaller Than An xA? Scion has it.

  • 2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis
    2010 New York Auto Show: Can 2011 Scion iQ Out-Smart the Mini?

    One year ago, Scion previewed its iQ mini-car, the smallest model yet from a brand known for its small, quirky cars. Today it revealed the production version of the 10-foot-long 2011 Scion iQ. The little "three-plus-one-seater" will go on sale between January and March next year, powered by a...

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    Aston Martin Goes Green With Zebra-Skin Baby Swan From Toyota

    Last summer, lots of people thought it was a joke when famed British sports car maker Aston Martin said it would offer coachbuilt versions of Toyota's tiny iQ minicar, in the guise of the greenest Aston ever, the Cygnet. (A cygnet is a baby swan, by the way.) Well, it wasn't a joke. And now Aston...

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